California State University - Los Angeles Veteran Services & Resources
Is California State University - Los Angeles a Good School for Veterans?
As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about California State University - Los Angeles veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: California State University - Los Angeles G.I. Bill Information
Our Veterans Report on Cal State LA Includes:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does Cal State LA Rank for Veterans?
Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.
California State University - Los Angeles was ranked #509 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #37 in our Best for Vets in California ranking.
We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how Cal State LA fared in those rankings.
|Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||473|
|Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||369|
|Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans||313|
How Many Veterans Go to Cal State LA?
Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.
According to the VA, there are 3 G.I. Bill® students at Cal State LA. The school has a total enrollment of 26,745 students. This means that around 0.01% of students are using the GI Bill® to help them afford their education. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.
Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.
Federal Veteran Programs at Cal State LA
California State University - Los Angeles participates in the following federal programs for vets.
|DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||Yes|
What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.
|Career and Vocational Support|
|Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations|
|Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.|
|Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)|
|Referrals to community organizations as needed.|
California State University - Los Angeles does have a student veterans group.
Does Cal State LA Give Credit for Military Training?
Cal State LA might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.
Cal State LA Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
- Air Force
Complaints to the VA About Cal State LA
Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
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More about our data sources and methodologies.